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dltv 200 episode

by pcmag

Published October 18, 2007


Episode 200:
DL.TV Episode 200!!! We take a look at Orange Box, The fight for web radio continues, The man behind the Folding@Home Project. Your viewer questions and more!

What's new in Episode 200
STUFF
• This webcast is sponsored by Hitachi
• W00t, DL.TV has hit episode 200! We'd like to thank all you for watching and supporting our efforts. Plus a special thanks to all our guests and guest hosts for lending us a hand and offering their time. So here's to 200 great shows and with your continued support another 200 more.
• If you want to the latest in science news and information check out this week's "Web Sites We Can't Get Enough Of" PhysOrg.com. From earth and space science to the latest in technology and physics it's a website worth stopping at for any true geek.
• Tim Westergren from Pandora was here to give us an update on the ongoing battle against the recent fee increases that radio webcasters pay to play licensed music.
• Robert trekked on down to Stanford University in Palo Alto to talk to the man who made Folding@Home a reality.
• Orange Box is out and Games For Windows' Darren Gladstone has the details on Valve's latest FPS compilation. Orange Box
• Joost is now in public beta so give it spin. From cooking and fashion shows to specialty programming like DL.TV and Cranky Geeks Joost has something for everyone. You never know it could become the future of TV distribution.
• Zork and Sweetie wanted to know how to configure their Wii to access the Internet using a Mac. Well if they're running OS X Tiger you can share you connection using the share setting in the System Preferences. Just select the Internet Tab and click what connection you want to share (ie wired, wireless) and how you want to share (ie through Airport wireless connection or the RJ-45 ethernet jack). On the Wii side setup the network as you normally would for any network router.
• Alex wanted to know if purchasing a 1080p HDTV was worthwhile if the only content he would be viewing was in 720p. Robert said that a sub-1080p resolution HDTV is fine if the price is right and you are on a budget. However, the extra pixels that a screen with 1080p resolution offers helps future-proof yourself and is a better match for 1080i broadcast television like that from NBC, CBS, PBS, and Discovery HD. Also, the Xbox 360 and PS3 game consoles are capable of scaling video output to 1080p resolution, and the Blu-ray and HD DVD video formats are encoded at 1080p resolution - ideal for a 1080p resolution display as well!
• It's been a long time coming but we're finally giving away our HDTV from our set in a month long random drawing. Giveaway ends Oct. 25th. YOU HAVE 1 WEEK LEFT. The rules are simple:

• Create a video of 15 seconds or less.
• The video must be a tech question and feature the actual face of the person asking the question.
• You must be a resident of the US and at least 18 years of age. For the full legalese download the rules.
• Upload it to your YouTube page.
• If you haven't already, add DL.TV as a friend!
• Share your video with us!
• Even if you don't win we might still use your video question on a future episode of DL.TV
• And don't forget to send us an email with your full name, URL and name of the YouTube account you used, mailing address and your phone number. Put "DL.TV HDTV Giveaway" in the subject line.


• Got a Question? A tip? A product you're curious about Email us at dl.tv@ziffdavis.com

links:
http://www.physorg.com/
http://www.pandora.com/
http://www.stanford.edu/group/pandegroup/folding/people/VijayPande.html
http://folding.stanford.edu/
http://gfw.1up.com/
http://www.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3156698
http://www.joost.com/
http://www.crankygeeks.com/
http://www.pcmag.com/media/videos/archive/o2/dltv/sweepstakes.rtf
http://www.youtube.com/dltv


Run time 48:13
Producer pcmag
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language English

Credits

Roger Chang
Robert Heron

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